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Updated Apr 28, 2015 at 4:48 PM

The financial impact Harry & David brings during its heavy selling season can deliver a whopper of a counter-punch as well.The Medford-based gourmet food and gift company acquired by 1-800-Flowers.com in September 2014 provided a significant boost to the Long Island-based firm during the highly profitable fiscal second quarter. But the seasonal strain of Harry & David's expansive operations showed it can cut into the bottom line as well as build it.1-800Flowers.com...

Posted Apr 19, 2015 at 11:01 PM

Southern Oregon's wine industry has pumped new life into an array of agriculture and urban settings in recent years. The latest is in north Medford, where one of the Rogue Valley's biggest agriculture names is plunging into viticulture.The...

Updated Apr 10, 2015 at 7:02 AM

The sun has risen and set on a variety regimes at Harry & David over the decades, leading the Rogue Valley's largest non-medical employer through a series of owners.The pear-growing firm founded by Samuel Rosenberg has passed from...

Posted Apr 8, 2015 at 11:01 PM

Yes, it still rains in Southern Oregon.But why let a cold, blustery afternoon or rainy evening put a damper on those outdoor dining or wine-tasting plans?During a wine club gathering at  Dancin Vineyards off South Stage Road...

Updated Mar 24, 2015 at 2:28 PM

Southern Oregon wasn't on the radar for one of its newest commercial enterprises this time last year.Ryan Harvey, a San Diego chef with an entrepreneurial bent, developed recipes for beef and chicken bone broth that he turned into a side...

Updated Mar 3, 2015 at 4:21 PM

Steve Lightman has been named president of Harry & David.He succeeds former CEO and president Craig Johnson, who resigned in February.David Taiclet, 1-800-Flowers' Gourmet Food Group president, said Lightman is moving to Medford...

Updated Feb 23, 2015 at 4:48 PM

The Rogue Valley's balmy mid-February days have set local peach and pear orchards on course for the earliest bloom on record.Persistent spring-like temperatures in the middle of winter have triggered budding, leafing and blossoms on plants...

Updated Feb 20, 2015 at 4:49 PM

Deadlines nearing for farmers

Updated Feb 4, 2015 at 6:24 PM

The promised integration of Harry & David into 1-800-Flowers.com following the holiday selling season came quickly and forcefully Tuesday as CEO Craig Johnson and at least three other top executives were axed."We did make some changes...

Updated Jan 28, 2015 at 5:11 PM

The door has opened to a whole new world of investment and capital infusion opportunities for the state's smallest businesses.Nine companies, including four from Southern Oregon, pitched investment opportunities Tuesday evening at the...

Updated Jan 27, 2015 at 5:22 PM

Medford's last milk processing plant will shutter Feb. 28, putting 29 employees out of work.Seattle-based Darigold is the nation's fourth-largest dairy cooperative based on milk volume and one of the largest privately held companies...

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